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St-Pierre wants Bisping in UFC

2016-06-21 21:14
Georges St-Pierre (supplied)

Cape Town - On Monday the MMA world was set on fire by the announcement that Georges St-Pierre is coming out of retirement to continue his fighting career after a successful mock fight camp.

St-Pierre announced the news on Mondays edition of the MMA Hour.

Not only is the Canadian star set to return but he already knows who he would like to face first-- the new UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. 

"There are two things I'm very proud of," St-Pierre said on The MMA Hour.

"There's my title -- my welterweight title that I won -- and there's another record that I hold for the most wins in UFC history. And now I have someone who's challenging me for it in Michael Bisping. "I do not believe, if I fight him, he will send me back to a movie set. Yes, he's bigger than me, but I believe I've got more skill, more athleticism, and a higher fighting IQ than he does. The world doesn't turn around me, but if it's a fight that the fans and the UFC want to make, they've got my number. They can call my agent, no problem. We can organize to make it happen and make an agreement."

Bisping stated last week that should the two ever meet inside the octagon that it would be him who would come out on top and end the return before it even began, "I would send him back to a movie set."

St-Pierre has been away from the sport for nearly three-years and has watched Bisping's climb to the top. He beat Anderson Silva and knocked out Luke Rockhold.

"He's the bigger name now. He's the man to beat right now. I always said if I come back, my first fight would be something big that gives me the chills. And he's a bigger name right now. He is the bigger name, the guy who has the spotlight right now. Like I said, the world doesn't turn around me. There are a lot of guys hunting him, but if it's a fight that the UFC wants and the fans want, if it creates a buzz and the money is there, because we're in a business, I'm down for it."

While there has been no official word from the promotion regarding the current status of Georges St-Pierre, Sport24 will have more information as and when it is made available. 

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